This website is owned and operated by Julie Carpenter trading as Auntie Julie.
We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy in line with new EU-wide Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
This policy explains (hopefully in plain English) how and why we use information you have given us and how we keep it secure. GDPR also gives you new rights and much more control over your personal data. We’ll tell you about all this below as well.
2. How we collect information from you
Obviously we collect information about you when you contact us about products and services. We also collect limited information when you visit our website via cookies. These help us improve and personalise our site. We've explained more about both in sections 3 and 4 below.
3. What are cookies and how do we use them
For example, Google Analytics and Stats2 uses a cookie to help give us helpful information about how our site is used. We can see information like the number of views we get for a particular page on our website so we know what’s popular and what’s not. Your computer's IP address is used to determine a rough geographical location. However, all third parties like Google and Stats2 have obligations to conform to GDPR and they don’t store or show us any personally identifiable information.
Cookies are also set by You Tube which enable visitors to watch clips direct from our site.
If you prefer, you can easily turn cookies off in your browser settings. Here are some links to popular browser’s’ instructions as to ‘how to disable cookies’.
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
- Microsoft Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
4. How we handle information collected when you contact us about products or services
GDPR requires all businesses to have a lawful basis to process personal data about a customer/prospective customer. The law sets out six different lawful bases to choose from. Business owners have to explain to you how and when we process your data and the legal basis for each occurance. Currently our processing fits into three of the six available bases.
‘Contractual’ basis – this is when processing you data is obvious and necessary, for example you submit an enquiry and ask us to get back to you or you contact us to book a show. Please be assured, we will only use this data for the purposes of offering relevant services to you.
‘Legitimate Interests’ basis - we may contact you again after we have provided our services. For example we might email you in the future to remind you about our services. The law says businesses cannot send marketing emails or texts to individuals without specific consent. However, there is a limited exception if you are a previous customer as long as we only contact you about the same or similar products. GDPR’s terminology for this is ‘soft opt-in’.
‘Legal Obligation’ basis - some processing is necessary because we have to comply with the law. For example, when you hire our services. HMRC require us to keep records for at least 5 years.
5. Security of your data
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. We will absolutely not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
- When you call, email or contact us via our website, any personal information you give is recorded electronically and stored safely. We do not keep any paper records.
- We use UK2 as our email provider. UK2 is fully compliant with GDPR and emails sent across their servers are end-to-end encrypted by default to prevent other people reading them.
- When you use our website https://www.auntiejulie.com any information you send via our webform will be secure and communications between your browser and the website are encrypted (SSL).
- Our website is hosted on UK2 servers which are located within the EU.
6. Access to your personal information
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides increased rights for individuals. This is the full list of individual’s rights. They don’t apply in all circumstances. However, if you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us using the details below and we’ll be happy to help.
- The right to be informed about the processing of your personal information.
- The right to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate and to
have incomplete personal information completed.
- The right to object to processing of your personal information.
- The right to restrict processing of your personal information.
- The right to have your personal information erased (the “right to be forgotten”).
- The right to request access to your personal information and to obtain
information about how we process it.
- The right to move, copy or transfer your personal information (“data portability”).
- Rights in relation to automated decision making which has a legal effect or
otherwise significantly affects you.
After receiving any request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information, and whether we require any fee for providing it to you. Whilst we’re expected to provide you with a copy of the information free of charge, we can charge a ‘reasonable fee’ if your request is unwarranted.
7. Data retention period
GDPR says we shouldn’t retain your data for longer than is necessary.
We’ll only hold your personal information:-
- a) For as long as we have reasonable business needs - like carrying out bookings.
- b) To comply with our legal obligations to HMRC - 5 years
8. How you can complain
- If you are not happy with how we handle your data or you have any complaint then you should tell us by email. Our address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office. This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
9. Contact details
You can contact us:
- by post, to 122 Kenilworth Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 3NA
- using our website contact form
- by telephone, on 01923 720040
- by email, using email@example.com
© Julie Carpenter 2018